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“They don’t have the balls to kill me” – Profile of Bonanno Mafia family hitman “Tommy Karate” Pitera

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Mafia hitman or crazy serial killer? Every so often people ask this question when they come upon a very capable and active mob assassin. A murderer like Bonanno crime family soldier “Tommy Karate” Pitera brings up…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 23, 2021 at 7:32am — No Comments

Kill to be on top of the hill - Profile of Genovese Mafia family soldier Louis Auricchio

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

In the Mafia, you don’t get to the top without leaving a trail of dead bodies in your wake. You have to kill to be on top of the hill. Whether you’re John Gotti, Carlo Gambino or Vito Genovese. Their soldiers know…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2021 at 3:44am — No Comments

Boston gangland legend Howie Winter dead at 91

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A legend of the Boston underworld has passed. Retired mob boss Howard “Howie” Winter passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. He was 91. Winter was an original member and onetime boss of the infamous Winter Hill Gang in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2020 at 5:18am — No Comments

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” – Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Joseph Sclafani

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” Joseph “Tin Ear” Sclafani (photo above) was caught saying on tape. Sclafani, a longtime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

“I was the boogeyman” - Former enforcer of the Detroit Mafia shares old war stories on his podcast

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

For a long time, violence and crime were Alan Gunner Lindbloom’s core business. As a relative of the notorious Tocco mob clan in Detroit, he became part of the city’s La Cosa Nostra family. “I was the boogeyman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 13, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

“I chopped him up so bad” - Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Anthony Capo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Every Mafia family has its go-to guy when it comes to violent acts. For New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family one of those men was Anthony Capo, a soldier with a hair-trigger temper who relished hurting people and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Realism is key in Bronx-based “Albanian Gangster” as it depicts “war-torn psyche fused with honor code”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Underworlds evolve. In New York, various groups constantly vie for the city’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

WATCH: “Sammy the Bull” Gravano back with MTV show “Families of the Mafia”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano is back! And this time he will be putting on the act of his career as a wise old Mafia guy warning kids – and viewers at home – to stay away from a life of crime in the new 6-part…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 19, 2020 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Ex-Gambino Mafia family underboss Sammy Gravano is trying to get some good gangster PR – Will it work?

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Gambino Mafia family underboss and consigliere Frank “Frankie Loc” Locascio (photo above, far…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Madman of the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

My crime was to have been born and raised in a family of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2020 at 5:25am — No Comments

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo swore an oath of loyalty to La Cosa Nostra, ultimately broke it

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc. via Gangland Wire

Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo (photo above) was the highest-ranking mob member to ever break the code of Omerta. Lonardo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments

“Alleged” street guys bring Irish mob crew The Westies back to life in upcoming tv series The Flannagans

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The infamous Westies gang from Hell’s Kitchen, New York, continues to fascinate fans of the true crime genre. Upcoming television series The Flannagans will…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

102-year-old Colombo Mafia family powerhouse “Sonny” Franzese hit with house arrest by feds

Former Colombo crime family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese is a New York Mafia legend. At age 102, he is still rolling after having spent several decades behind bars. He has paid his dues on the streets and accepted punishment for his alleged crimes.

After his release from prison in 2017, he was enjoying his life as a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia boss Vic Amuso may be imprisoned for life, but his word is still law on the streets of New York

By David Amoruso

Many question how much power an 85-year-old imprisoned-for-life Mafia boss actually has over his crime family. Mob leader Vic Amuso (above) answered with a letter that said: Total power. From behind bars, he orchestrated the complete rearrangement of the Lucchese family’s leadership.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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